For snow and trail conditions, info and trail maps call 1-800-OK Curtis.
Curtis, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, is a unique waterfront village surrounded by three large lakes. One of these, Big Manistique Lake, is among the 10 largest in the state of Michigan. Curtis is a central hub for sports in all four seasons.
The Curtis area, located approximately 65 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, provides a perfect location for a snowmobile vacation. Food, gas, and lodging are plentiful. There are several dealers of all makes of snowmobiles, stocking parts and providing repairs if needed. Snowmobile Rentals in town.
Curtis operates trail groomers that maintain over 90 miles of local marked trails. The local trails tie into the 2,500 mile state trail system and several other local systems, allowing the snowmobiler to travel throughout the entire Upper Peninsula.
Hundreds of miles of county roads are also open to snowmobilers on the plowed shoulders. Snowmobilers can plan several one day trips of 100 miles or more in the local loop.
For cross country skiing, there are a total of 25 miles of groomed trails available, with loops of one, four, six and 10 miles.
Ice fishing generally begins around January 1. You can spear northern pike or sturgeon, but never walleye. You can hook walleye, blue gills, northern and perch. In March, the whitefish start "running" on the South Lake and they're very good eating.
"Snow Goer" magazine has named the Upper Peninsula the number one area for trail riding, dethroning the reigning champ, the Wisconsin Northwoods. The U.P. also topped Old Forge N.Y. and West Yellowstone Mountain. This is quite an honor, considering how many quality destinations there are in the snow belt. The Upper Peninsula also placed among top winners in five other categories; powder riding, service facilities, trail signing, most challenging, and areas most likely to be visited again.
ATV riders will also enjoy riding the back roads and trails in the Curtis area.
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